The Future of Biblical Studies

The eight chapters of this book present original statements on the field of biblical studies as a whole, its roots, its methods and, particularly, it future.  Discussion ranges from how the future and the past of biblical studies are to be related, to issues of approach and method, to the specific methodological issues arising from a consideration of particular texts.

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The eight chapters of this book present original statements on the field of biblical studies as a whole, its roots, its methods and, particularly, it future.  Discussion ranges from how the future and the past of biblical studies are to be related, to issues of approach and method, to the specific methodological issues arising from a consideration of particular texts. Contents include
INTRODUCTION by Richard Elliott Friedman and H.G.M. Williamson
1. INTELLECTUAL HISTORY AND THE STUDY OF THE BIBLE by Robert A. Oden, Jr.
2. THE HEBREW BIBLE, THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND HISTORICAL CRITICISM byJon D. Levenson
3. ON READING THE BIBLE CRITICALLY AND OTHERWISE by Alan Cooper
4. THE RECESSION OF BIBLICAL SOURCE CRITICISM by Richard Elliott Friedman
5. BIBLICAL OR ISRAELITE HISTORY? by Baruch Halpern
6. WOMEN’S STUDIES AND THE HEBREW BIBLE by Jo Ann Hackett
7. ADONIJAH THE SON OF HAGGITH AND HIS SUPPORTERS: AN INQUIRY INTO PROBLEMS ABOUT HISTORY AND HISTORIOGRAPHY by Tomoo Ishida
8. POST-EXILIC HISTORIOGRAPHY by H.G.M. Williamson

Page Count

220 pages

Year Published

1987

ISBN-13

978-1555400989

Author

Richard Elliott Friedman

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